The Puerto Vallarta restaurant dining scene is so surprisingly diverse and extensive you would have to go to a different restaurant every day for over a year to try them all! Naturally, Puerto Vallarta is a great place to discover the amazing variety of Mexican dishes, as well as succulent seafood, fusions of popular cuisines like Mediterranean and Oriental, gourmet French; the list of restaurant dining opportunities is endless. And whatever your mood and pocketbook, there’s an ambiance and location to suit, stellar views often accompanying memorable meals.

There are two wonderful Puerto Vallarta restaurant events held each year you really should consider attending; the Festival Gourmet in November and the Puerto Vallarta Lifestyles Restaurant Week in May. Check out also our Vallarta Lifestyles Platinum Section Restaurants which includes samples of their menus.

The imaged descriptions visible below are a sampling of the finest restaurants found in El Centro, Puerto Vallarta's picturesque and historic downtown area. To find other excellent dining options in and around the bay, simply click on any of the other zones listed under the ‘By Location’ tab, or click on 'By Cuisine' to discover the many options available.

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And when it's time to step away from the table, there are many other activities to consider while visiting Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, many of which are outlined in our main What To Do page.